“What happens when I die?” There are few questions that are more universally understood as what happens to us after we die. No matter your answer, the idea that the world keeps spinning and suddenly you cease to be, is a scary notion! In our passage today, Jesus is questioned about the resurrection. While Jesus does not paint a picture of heaven or any afterlife, we do hear him argue that the resurrection is real. Jesus is in the midst of being questioned by the Pharisees, and after stumping them about paying taxes, a group called the Sadducees decide to question him about the resurrection. It is important to note that this group does not believe in the resurrection, so they offer Jesus an absurd situation, and Jesus responds by proving the resurrection is real, and he uses the only texts the Sadducees accept as truth.
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Rev. CHRIS HOUTZ
Welcome to the pastor’s blog! This page will have sermons uploaded so you can listen to them whenever you want, and I will add a brief reflection on the text, the sermon, or a little bit of both. My hope is that you will be able to see that the Bible can still speak to our world today, and that we can always find a note of God’s grace in any passage, whether it is one of the most well-known and beloved passages, or one of the most difficult readings to grasp.